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Take Sancho off too, he' just ruining any sort of attack

I'd sacrifice Messi's WC to ruin your day. But that's the game over now. United have the momentum.

de Gea not even coming to claim a ball played right across him. Fuck me. We need him out.

5 minutes ago, Albert Quixall said:

I think Inter will beat them and that we will win the FA Cup. Pep will fuck things up.

The CL is the one they want. They'll have learned from 2021. Like how they learned from the semi-final defeat last season. They put Real away this time.

City only lost today because they rotated 9 of their starting 11.

Even if United do beat them, they'll be even more determined to win vs Inter.

Pep has only lost 2 major finals out of 13. I can't see him making it 4 out of 15.

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35 minutes ago, Albert Quixall said:

I think Inter will beat them and that we will win the FA Cup. Pep will fuck things up.

Inter are set up really poorly to deal with them, it's actually gotten to the point in the last week where I have more faith in us stopping the treble than Inter, and I have almost 0 faith in us doing it 

2 minutes ago, hdcantona said:

Inter are set up really poorly to deal with them, it's actually gotten to the point in the last week where I have more faith in us stopping the treble than Inter, and I have almost 0 faith in us doing it 

On the other hand if we can't get up for this fight then idk what to say - I don't care if we get dicked as long as they show some bloody effort and go down having given it all, that's why I think Martinez (and likely still Antony) will be big misses in that sense

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We will have some 5-8 good minutes and then they will start playing football. We will concede soon and that will be the end.

If we score first somehow then it will be even more difficult. The team has shown repeatedly that they get nervous and stop playing once we are ahead in the game. 

Overall zero chances of us winning it.

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15 hours ago, Albert Quixall said:

Play the following XI:

Stepney

Nichol Grenhoff (B) Buchan (c) Albiston

Coppell McIlroy Greenhoff (J) Hill

Pearson Macari

Sub: McCreery

 

 

Surely Bailey for Stepney.

10 hours ago, O said:

The CL is the one they want. They'll have learned from 2021. Like how they learned from the semi-final defeat last season. They put Real away this time.

City only lost today because they rotated 9 of their starting 11.

Even if United do beat them, they'll be even more determined to win vs Inter.

Pep has only lost 2 major finals out of 13. I can't see him making it 4 out of 15.

Don't forget that Brentford were without Toney and Jensen, but yes Citeh rested some players, but Rico Henry totally bossed Walker and Pinnock and Mee had Foden so frustrated that he was wondering what was going on.

ETH should be on the phone to Thomas Frank for advice.

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45 minutes ago, Deez Nutz said:

Surely Bailey for Stepney.

Don't forget that Brentford were without Toney and Jensen, but yes Citeh rested some players, but Rico Henry totally bossed Walker and Pinnock and Mee had Foden so frustrated that he was wondering what was going on.

ETH should be on the phone to Thomas Frank for advice.

They've won their last 3 games without Toney.

Foden wasn't even playing up front either. You must have been so drunk that you didn't realise that Alvárez was up front.

City still won the game on xG. A draw would have been a fair reflection of the game.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, O said:

They've won their last 3 games without Toney.

Foden wasn't even playing up front either. You must have been so drunk that you didn't realise that Alvárez was up front.

City still won the game on xG. A draw would have been a fair reflection of the game.

 

 

Your addiction to Xg has clouded your judgement.

Brentford allowed Citeh all the possession they wanted Infront of the back five, and citeh barely penetrated through, their best chances coming in the last minutes, but great defending and keeping kept them out, fully deserved 3 points.

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4 minutes ago, Deez Nutz said:

Your addiction to Xg has clouded your judgement.

Brentford allowed Citeh all the possession they wanted Infront of the back five, and citeh barely penetrated through, their best chances coming in the last minutes, but great defending and keeping kept them out, fully deserved 3 points.

Alcohol has clouded your own. There's no allowing City possession. They have it 9/10.

So the chances did come and they didn't take them. A draw would have been a fair reflection of the game. 1-1.

Not that City will really care overall. Pep already knows that the likes of Sergio Gómez aren't good enough long term.

Ederson and Walker are the only two that will start in either final. Maybe Aké, but Akanji has sort of cemented his place during his absence.

ten Hag will play on the counter attack also. But up against superior players on the day.

 

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On 29/05/2023 at 01:05, Albert Quixall said:

Play the following XI:

Stepney

Nichol Grenhoff (B) Buchan (c) Albiston

Coppell McIlroy Greenhoff (J) Hill

Pearson Macari

Sub: McCreery

 

 

Hey, don't see McClair in your side. Shame on you.

15 hours ago, Deez Nutz said:

Surely Bailey for Stepney.

Don't forget that Brentford were without Toney and Jensen, but yes Citeh rested some players, but Rico Henry totally bossed Walker and Pinnock and Mee had Foden so frustrated that he was wondering what was going on.

ETH should be on the phone to Thomas Frank for advice.

Yeah, with dress sense top of the agenda

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9 hours ago, aardvarked said:

I admire your efforts

Don't knock it. The received wisdom is that all City have to do to win the treble is show up. Pep has played the second string for the last two games and has lost both. He should have kept the momentum going like Fergie did in 1999 as best he could given that Scholes and Keane were out of the EC final. I don't think we will roll over and I don't think Inter will either.

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25 minutes ago, Albert Quixall said:

Don't knock it. The received wisdom is that all City have to do to win the treble is show up. Pep has played the second string for the last two games and has lost both. He should have kept the momentum going like Fergie did in 1999 as best he could given that Scholes and Keane were out of the EC final. I don't think we will roll over and I don't think Inter will either.

Pep beat Chelsea 1-0 with their second string, then drew 1-1 away to Brighton with a stronger XI, and then lost 1-0 away to Brentford with their second string,

They key to their season has been good rotation. Very few of their players have started more than 25 league games this season. It's helped keep them fresh. The five who have started 26+ games are Ederson, Rodri, Gündogan, KDB and Haaland. Ederson, Rodri and Haaland have started 30+ PL games. That's why City peaked at the right time this season.

If anything, the Brentford defeat will have a grounding effect ahead of the final. Pep isn't an idiot. He won't be underestimating either team. He's lost enough games vs United over the past few years to know what can happen on any given day.

I think Inter will make a game of it in the final, but would still expect City to beat them by a goal or two. 3-1 City.

 

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11 minutes ago, CB78 said:

3-5-2 unashamedly set up to counter type set up / Garnacho & Rashford's pace up front 

Only hope 

ten Hag hasn't played with a back three once this season. I doubt he changes now.

Rashford

Sancho------Bruno------*Antony

Eriksen----Casemiro

Shaw-----Lindelöf-----Varane------AWB

De Gea

*Weghorst will come in for Antony if injured

Rashford

Bruno--------Weghorst------Sancho

 

 

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14 minutes ago, O said:

ten Hag hasn't played with a back three once this season. I doubt he changes now.

Rashford

Sancho------Bruno------*Antony

Eriksen----Casemiro

Shaw-----Lindelöf-----Varane------AWB

De Gea

*Weghorst will come in for Antony if injured

Rashford

Bruno--------Weghorst------Sancho

 

 

yeah - probably more likely -

Antony defo out from what I read, poss Garnacho but Weghorst prob will give him more disciplined defensive shape- (which is all this game is likely to be about)

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2 minutes ago, CB78 said:

yeah - probably more likely -

Antony defo out from what I read, poss Garnacho but Weghorst prob will give him more disciplined defensive shape- (which is all this game is likely to be about)

ten Hag said that he thinks Antony will likely make it.

He must have low pain threshold to go from crying in agony to fit again 10 days later. We'll see. Maybe just the bench.

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10 hours ago, O said:

ten Hag said that he thinks Antony will likely make it.

He must have low pain threshold to go from crying in agony to fit again 10 days later. We'll see. Maybe just the bench.

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Personally, i think we'll show up and look like shit and City will walk around us comfortably and we'll lose 2 or 3-0.

Rashford will stand on the shoulder of the defense waiting for a ball over the top to run onto all game. Bruno will be the main point of hate after the game, specifically for pundits and media who will show us multiple clips of him post game complaining or whatever else.

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